FCIL Newsletter, February 1999
v. 13, no. 2
Westlaw Adds EIU
EAGAN, Minn. -- The international scope of Westlaw® was broadened
today with the addition of the widely respected reports and newsletters
produced by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and made accessible via
Dow Jones Interactive. Access to business, economic and political analysis
for more than 180 countries is now available through new EIU databases
on Westlaw, West Group�s vast online source of value-added legal and business
�The EIU�s reputation in the industry as a premier provider of business
information resources and content makes this a perfect fit for Westlaw
users,� said Wendy Beecham, vice president of content development for West
Online. �In the global market, lawyers advise companies that are importing,
exporting, involved in mergers and acquisitions, or seeking out specific
countries for expansion. The high-quality worldwide content provided by
the EIU can be a critical resource for these practitioners and companies.
More than ever before, international business knows no boundaries,�
she continued. �These databases will be of particular interest to in-house
legal departments of multinational companies and law firms and financial
institutions that advise them, as well as to government agencies or any
legal practice that monitors political, economic and business developments
across the world.�
EUI reports now available include the Country Profile, an annual report
on each country�s political and economic background; the Country Report,
a quarterly overview of the country�s current operating environment; the
Country Forecast, which includes financial projections for the 65 largest
economies: and the Global Outlook, a forecast covering the
world. Newsletters dedicated to Africa, Asia, China, Eastern Europe,
Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia and India highlight the
new content available. In addition, The Crossborder Monitor, a weekly worldwide
newsletter, appeals to managers who need a synopsis of events that could
affect their international operations. Flexible research capabilities will
allow Westlaw users to search the databases by country, region and/or key
words. Making this key international content and other portions of Dow
Jones Interactive accessible to Westlaw users is another example of how
West Group, through its strategic alliance with Dow Jones, demonstrates
its understanding of the needs of the legal professional and its commitment
to meeting those needs.
The EIU is an information provider for companies researching, establishing
and managing operations across national borders anywhere in the world.
Founded 50 years ago in London, the EIU now has a worldwide network of
offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Vienna, Singapore and Tokyo. The
EIU is part of The Economist Group, which also publishes The Economist
newspaper. Like The Economist, the EIU prides itself on a wholly international
and impartial view of the world, on aiding the global flow of information,
on the clear use of English, the language of international business, and
on a blend of acuity and accuracy.
EIU material can be accessed online through proprietary Westlaw software,
or via the World Wide Web at www.westlaw.com.
For more information or to place an order, call West Group at 800-762-5272.
West Group is the preeminent provider of information to the U.S. legal
market. Headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, West Group is a division of
The Thomson Corporation (TSE: TOC). For more information on West Group
and its products and services, visit our web site at www.westgroup.com.
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